The Complete Artist/ Artist's World/Artists' Dogs 1998 - 2002
Source: Thomas Gainsborough, "Master John Heathcote", 1770, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Source: Sir Henry Raeburn "The Binning Children" , 1811, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Source: Sir Joshua Reynolds, "Lady Caroline Howard", 1778, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Source: Portrait of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Warton, Anthony Van Dyck, 1640
Source: Eugene Delacroix, "Baron Schwiter", 1827, National Gallery of London, England
(after Salvatore Rosa, Auto Portrait, 1645, collection of the National Gallery, London.
The Complete Artist, examined the history of the image of the Artist, appropriating self portraits for their embodiment of certain stereotypes: the artist as angry, serious, bitter, modest, juvenile etc. Together they represented a range of emotions an average artist might feel over the course of their life.
Another series, Artist's World, tried to envision the Artist of the future, using depictions of children whose genders, although implied by their clothing, could be interchangeable. They are full of potential.
Artists' Dogs was a subset of Artists' World. I excerpted dogs from the history of painting. Imagining their owners to be artists, I saw the dogs as empathetically projecting a range of their owner's emotions.